Iraq executes three people on terrorism charges
Affected Countries: iraq;
Iraq on Tuesday hanged three men convicted of “terrorism” offences in a prison in the city of Nasiriyah in the mainly Shiite Muslim south, two security sources told AFP.
One of those executed was found guilty of involvement in a summer 2013 car bombing in Nasiriyah, one of the sources said. A second was convicted for his part in a similar attack in Karbala province further north, the source added.
Iraq executed more than 50 people in 2020, the fourth highest number in the world, according to human rights group Amnesty International. Many were convicted members of the Islamic State jihadist group.
Source: Al Araby